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Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:31:24 ESTColumnist Jonathan Welsh answers readers' questions about stability control, snow tires and more.
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 22:59:30 EDTColumnist Jonathan Welsh answers readers' questions about hybrids that can replace a minivan, snow tires vs. antilock brakes, and how to tell if your mechanic is gouging you.
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 23:11:56 EDTColumnist Jonathan Welsh answers readers' questions about fuel-economy ratings, the best cars for short people and switching from run-flat to regular tires.
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 18:26:28 EDTColumnist Jonathan Welsh answers readers' questions on sporty sedans that have enough legroom for passengers, buying a European-style small diesel in the U.S., and more.
Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:55:45 EDTColumnist Jonathan Welsh answers readers' questions on reasonably priced sedans, the best way to shift, how often to get an alignment and more.
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:45:20 EDTJonathan Welsh answers readers' questions about economical ways to pull a trailer, the benefits of rotating your tires and more.
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:37:16 EDTJonathan Welsh answers readers' questions on sedans that can run on biodiesel fuel, the best used sports cars and more.
Wed, 05 Aug 2009 09:56:48 EDTColumnist Jonathan Welsh answers readers’ questions on the best ways to cool your car in the summer, whether a Malibu is better than a Jetta, and more.
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:41:02 EDTWill buying a car without a manufacturer installed navigation system hurt its resale value down the road? Probably not, says our columnist.
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:24:14 EDTJonathan Welsh answers readers’ questions about when to trust your auto mechanic, if the Volkswagen Eos is a good hardtop convertible, and more.
Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:55:46 EDTColumnist Jonathan Welsh offers suggestions on sporty cars other than BMWs, which Dodge would be able to traverse through the snow, and more.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:38:37 EDTMany newer cars have low air dams under the front bumpers that can be damaged by curbs or steep driveways. What can drivers do to preserve these key parts?
Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:19:28 ESTManual transmission were once the best choice for sporty or performance cars, but the latest high-tech automatics can change gears faster than humans.
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 02:04:54 ESTWhy does an eight-year-old Honda minivan get better fuel mileage than a 2008 Odyssey? Jonathan Welsh on horsepower and weight.
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:56:57 ESTIf a car isn't driven often, how long does it take for the battery to drain? Jonathan Welsh offers advice on keeping a battery charged.
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:08:52 ESTAdvice on rotating tires on an all-wheel drive vehicle. Also, how long do tires last? The answer varies, says Jonathan Welsh.
Tue, 06 Jan 2009 20:12:07 ESTThere is often a disparity between a car's speedometer and the GPS or navigation device. Which is more accurate?
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:38:03 ESTDiesel cars are starting to gain traction in the U.S. While diesels get better fuel economy than gasoline cars, diesel fuel is more expensive. Jonathan Welsh on why.
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:37:12 ESTInsurance costs for new drivers can be high. To reduce the expense make sure your child is a good student and consider a driver-training course.
Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:28:20 ESTThe first gallon might not all be the octane you chose because some fuel does remain in the gas-pump hose from the previous use, writes Jonathan Welsh.
Tue, 09 Dec 2008 11:40:58 ESTDo you really need a matched set when replacing tires? Jonathan Welsh answers reader's questions.
Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:10:29 ESTThere are benefits to using synthetic oil in a car or truck, but there are also myths about it.
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:53:31 ESTWhile tire pressure monitors are a useful safety device, they bring additional costs to the traditional winter-tire swap.
Sun, 23 Nov 2008 17:22:49 ESTWhy are there dramatic differences between what gas stations charge? Plus, answers to questions on big tires on family cars, whether to upgrade a Chevrolet Suburban and changing the oil on a new Mercedes.
Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:51:47 ESTWhat's a safe, fuel-efficient, inexpensive car? Do you need to change power steering fluid? Jonathan Welsh answers readers' questions.
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:25:00 ESTReaders offer more advice on how to get the best deal when purchasing a vehicle: Cash isn't always king. Plus, where to put your snow tires and maintaining a fleet of three cars.
Tue, 28 Oct 2008 22:21:00 EDTTips and advice on the best ways to keep a car, truck or SUV running reliably and efficiently for a long time on the smallest possible budget.
Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:07:00 EDTJonathan Welsh answers questions on whether paying cash gets you the best deal when buying a new car, using fuel-injector cleaners, finding an all-wheel drive minivan and keeping two cars.
Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:33:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh answers questions on choosing between a built-in or portable GPS navigation system, finding a sedan for a very tall driver, the benefits of snow tires and the right vehicle for hunting.
Tue, 07 Oct 2008 21:41:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh answers questions on the gas guzzler tax, when the next version of the Toyota Prius is coming and replacing an older Ford pickup and an Infiniti.
Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:57:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh answers questions on finding a high-performance sedan to replace an aging BMW M5, the future of Subaru engines, will Infiniti bring back its Q sedan and hanging on to a Ford Explorer.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 12:20:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh answers questions about finding a fuel-efficient car that can haul kayaks and bicycles, replacing a big SUV, what is high mileage and when to turn off the engine when idling.
Mon, 08 Sep 2008 11:51:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh answers questions about using the manual shift option in a Pontiac Vibe's automatic transmission, a good bet for a four-wheel drive vehicle that can handle the deep snow in the mountains, a manual transmission pickup and choosing a cute, reliable and economical car.
Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:59:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh answers reader question on why car makers are bringing diesels to the U.S. while prices are high, how long touchscreen navigation systems will last and what to do before towing a trailer.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:35:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on how fast – or slowly – to drive on the highway to save fuel, choosing an efficient commuting car and the need to replace all four tires if you get a flat.
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:31:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice on the price of Priuses, finding an energy-efficient all-wheel drive, and the latest Mercedes-Benz ML series.
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:02:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice on what tire-inflation recommendations to follow, the expected fuel mileage of VW's diesel Touareg, whether to keep an aging minivan and why people aren't buying wagons.
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 23:45:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers his top five picks of vehicles with room for six passengers and decent fuel economy. Plus, good bets on a small used car for train station duty and when to replace a timing belt.
Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:47:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on whether Honda plans to create a hybrid version of its popular Fit subcompact, buying an extended warranty, why motorcycles don't get better fuel mileage and finding the right car for bumpy roads.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:31:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on what kind of fuel the EPA uses when testing cars to create its mileage ratings, will the U.S. return to a 55-mph speed limit, the benefits of low engine speeds and whether fuel "pills" work.
Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:57:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on finding out the fuel economy information for motorcycles, fitting three child-safety seats in a vehicle, why there aren't more diesel cars in the U.S. and hybrid alternatives.
Tue, 08 Jul 2008 18:48:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on the most efficient setting for the air conditioning, safe ways to use less fuel, choosing regular tires over run-flats and the mileage difference between premium and regular gas.
Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:06:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on whether its safe to let the gas tank run dry, finding a vehicle for island living or an SUV with fold-flat seats and towing power. Plus, more minivan alternatives.
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 16:01:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on how long it is safe to store gasoline, finding a comfortable two-door coupe with seating for four people, choosing a small, fuel-efficient car and cars with bench seats.
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 19:46:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on why some older cars get better mileage than many of today's vehicles, when to replace tires, what's the ideal time to trade-in a vehicle and finding a sporty, four-seat convertible.
Thu, 05 Jun 2008 16:27:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers who want the best gas mileage on the highway, need a fuel-efficient replacement for a Toyota Camry and are looking for a car to tote around two dogs.
Tue, 27 May 2008 11:31:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers who want the best gas mileage on the highway, need a fuel-efficient replacement for a Toyota Camry and are looking for a car to tote around two dogs.
Mon, 19 May 2008 19:53:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on when to change the timing belt, why to keep a big SUV if saving money is important and why Toyota won't make a new Previa minivan.
Tue, 13 May 2008 09:40:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on why turbocharged engines aren't always fuel sippers, replacing a trusty and big SUV, choosing a midsize luxury sedan and a four seat convertible.
Tue, 06 May 2008 20:17:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on running the heater to reduce stress on an engine, finding the right vehicle to transport surfboards and more on using regular fuel in a car where premium fuel is recommended.
Mon, 28 Apr 2008 20:00:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on a teen's first car, the definition of a "pre-owned" vehicle and the Audi Q7.
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:54:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers looking for an economical, fun-to-drive coupe, debating whether to buy high-performance all-season tires, deciding between a wagon and sedan, and an answer to a turning radius question.
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:30:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers looking for a sedan with a manual transmission to teach a teen how to drive, replacing a small station wagon and the benefits of all-wheel drive in a luxury sedan.
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 12:21:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to two readers looking for spacious, fuel-efficient vehicles, and another reader looking for something small and frugal. Plus, how to pronounce "Porsche."
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:33:00 ESTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on fuel mileage – both better and worse than expected. Honda's diesel plans and finding a sporty coupe.
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:15:00 EDTThis week, Jonathan Welsh offers advice to readers on using Ethanol-blended fuel in a vehicle that requires premium, replacing a Porsche Cayenne, choosing between two SUVs and Mazda's Wankle engine.